About Us



Welcome to The Gottman Relationship Blog, which provides couples and clinicians with practical, research-based tools and skills from the Gottman Institute to strengthen and repair marriages and relationships. Meet Drs. John and Julie Gottman:

Dr. John Gottman

World renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, John Gottman has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. He is the author of 190 published academic articles and author or co-author of 40 books, including the bestselling The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Dr. Gottman’s media appearances include Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, as well articles in The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, People, Self, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today.


His work on marriage and parenting have earned him numerous major awards, including: 

  • Four National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards 
  • The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award 
  • The American Family Therapy Academy Award for Most Distinguished Contributor to Family Systems Research 
  • The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology, Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution 
  • The National Council of Family Relations, 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research

Co-founder of the Gottman Institute™ with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, John is also the Executive Director of the affiliated Relationship Research Institute. He is a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington, where he founded "The Love Lab" at which much of his research on couples' interactions was conducted. To read more about Dr Gottman's Research, check out the Research section of our website for interesting Questions and citations to his work.

Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman
Julie is the co-founder and Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute, and Clinical Supervisor for the Couples Together Against Violence study. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues. She is the co-creator of the immensely popular Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples and she also co-designed the national clinical training program in Gottman Couples Therapy.

Her other achievements include: 

  • Washington State Psychologist of the Year
  • Author/co-author of three books: Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, And Baby Makes Three, and The Marriage Clinic Casebook.
  • Wide recognition for her clinical psychotherapy treatment, with specialization in distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, substance abusers and their partners, and cancer patients and their families 
  • The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology, Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution The National Council of Family Relations, 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research.

Inspiring, empowering, respectful, and kind, Julie’s leadership of The Gottman Institute has made it possible to identify and integrate the expertise of her staff, therapists, and the wider research and therapeutic community. Her commitment to excellence and integrity assures that as The Gottman Institute grows, it continues to maintain the highest ethical and scientific standards.

For more information on Drs. John and Julie Gottman and their groundbreaking work with couples, please visit the About Us page on the Gottman website.